Man shot at Clinton convenience store early Monday morning

Crime and Courts

CLINTON, Tenn. (WATE) — A shooting in the parking lot of a Clinton convenience store early Monday morning left one person injured.

Officers with the Clinton Police Department responded just after 5 a.m. Monday, May 24, to the Git’N Go Market, 630 Clinch Ave. An adult man was shot during the incident. He was transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

Michael West was charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, criminal conspiracy and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

According to an affidavit, West was involved in a physical altercation involving a knife with the victim the previous night. Reports state that the victim was walking southbound towards the Git’N’Go Market when a northbound vehicle, driven by Michael West, turned around and entered the business drive.

A second suspect fired shots out of the passenger window, striking the victim in the upper torso and lower extremities. Several bystanders were exiting the business at the time of the shooting.

The person in the passenger seat has not been identified.

If you have any information regarding the shooting, Clinton Police ask that you call Lt. Bailey at 865- 259-1206.

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